Lotto boost for SWD Cricket

Albertus Kennedy

SOUTH WESTERN DISTRICTS CRICKET recently received an important financial injection of R745 000 from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) Trust Fund.

According to Albertus Kennedy, chief executive officer of SWD Cricket, this allocation was awarded based on the last application as submitted.
Kennedy said the funding is making provision for specific projects that includes capacity building, focusing on the training of administrators, umpires, scorers and coaches, transport for local competitions and leagues, skills development programmes and for clothing and equipment.

“The allocation is aimed at providing assistance to programmes covering all the geographical areas in the province, and is greatly welcomed in times where income revenue streams remain very important to promote cricket programmes,” Kennedy said.

Over the past decade SWD Cricket has benefitted from various Lotto projects including an allocation in 2010 that allowed the union to construct the office complex, club house and dressing room facilities at the Recreational Ground in Oudtshoorn.

Mr Rudy Claassen, chairperson of the board, thanked the NLC for their financial support to allow SWD Cricket to achieve its mission in providing opportunities for effective and active participation of all members, and to enhance a competitive cricket culture.